Local name: Soybean
It requires well drained loam to sandy loam soils and hot temperate climate for good growth. It is a productive ration and can support a cow yielding
6 kg of milk per day when fed exclusively on this fodder. The yield is comparable with that of cowpea under favorable conditions. It contains 13.0% crude protein and 31.3% crude fibre.
Antinutritional factor in soybean includes urease, trypsin inhibitor, lectin and globin.